Empfehlende Institutionfreiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL
ZeitraumJuli 2013 - Juli 2013
At MuseumsQuartier I will be presenting the project „New Lavoro“, which has premiered at Pallazzo Peckham for 55th Venice Biennale.
Reality show "New Lavoro" will be shown in full in exhibition „FACELESS part II“ curated by Bogomir Doringer, as well as part of FrameOut festival screening programme. „New Lavoro” is an extensive project that consists of reality show video, curated group show that involves selection of international artists (Brad Troemel, Josh Kline, Debora Delmar Corporation, Toke Lykkeberg and Janus Hoem/Generousability), publication (done in collaboration with James Schaeffer/Elena Michael), soundscape (in collaboration with 9 music artists) fashion collection (in collaboration with EckhausLatta) and installation. 'New Lavoro' is dedicated to exploring relations between creative industry workers and aspirational lifestyles operating behind the curtains of current sustainable economies, as well as modes of art production in the contemporary era. The art reality show, which is part of it, takes different approach than other reality shows; experiments with production in extreme living conditions; minimum budgets, borderline use of materials that are ‘non-artistic’, theft or misuse of commercial resources and immaterial production, testing the boundaries of how we can produce art in time of economical crisis and material overload. For the reality show, 18 upcoming NYC-based artists were casted and performed 7 different assignments through 7 days, each judged by a guest (Xavier Cha, Andrew Norman Wilson, Keren Cytter, Brian Droitcourt, Jamie Sterns, Frank Benson, Brad Troemel), after which the winner of the show becomes a performer and the main face in the project 'New Lavoro' in situ in Venice.